Throughout the past year, scores of current and former local athletes and coaches have taken active roles in the fight against COVID-19 and for social justice. These are just a few of their stories.
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John and Ingrid Harbaugh
In April, as part of the Central Baltimore Partnership’s Square Meals initiative, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh and his wife, Ingrid, funded two meals a day across four weeks for all emergency and critical-care workers at Union Memorial Hospital.
Harbaugh also spoke to workers at Union Memorial through a video call. “Just so appreciative and so proud of what you do,” Harbaugh told them. “I know you guys take it in stride and I know you feel like it’s part of the duty and in some ways it’s what you signed up for and all that, but it doesn’t lessen just the sacrifice and the service and the courage — I can’t emphasize enough, the courage — that goes into what you’re doing every day.”
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